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Heuchera, or coral bells, is an easy-to-grow, low-maintenance perennial plant for shade. Here's how to care for heuchera in your garden!

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Here's What You Need to Know

What is Heuchera?

Heuchera, also known as coral bells or alumroot, is one of my go-to plants for a shade garden.

When to plant

The best time to plant heuchera is in spring or fall, but can thrive when planted in warmer months as well. They are hardy in growing zones 4-9.

Where to plant

Heuchera prefers growing in fertile, moist, and well-drained ground. However, you can also plant it in clay soil if you first amend the area with some compost or other organic matter to improve drainage and fertility.

How to grow heuchera plants

You can buy plants at your local garden center, but it's just as easy to grow heuchera from seed.

Caring for coral bell plants

Coral bells like moist but not soggy soil, especially when the plants are newly transplanted. Once they get established, they can tolerate dry spells, but give them water if temperatures are very hot or dry for a prolonged time.

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